Julian Victor Brandt III, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is the son of Julian V. Brandt, Jr. and Cather McD. Brandt. He is married to Anne Standish (Read) Brandt. The Brandts have three children and reside in Charleston.

Mr. Brandt is a graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in History and was a member of the Calliopeian Literary Society. Mr. Brandt’s career has been in the real estate sale and development sector. His company, founded by his grandfather, specializes in sales and leasing of historic residential and commercial properties. Mr. Brandt’s company has restored over forty historic properties: many qualifying for historic tax credits and conservation easements.


  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion (Ensign, Council Member)
  • One Hundred Descendants of Blood Royal (Honorary Member)
  • Huguenot Society of South Carolina
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (South Carolina. North Carolina & Florida Societies)
  • Society of First Families of South Carolina 1670-1700 (President)
  • Society of St. Thomas & St, Denis 1706 (Past President)
  • La Société Française de Charleston (Past President fifth-generation member and fourth-generation Past President)
  • Hibernian Society of Charleston
  • The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, Marshall General
  • Saint David’s Society of Charleston (Past President)
  • The Palmetto Society, Treasurer
  • General Society Sons of the American Revolution (Past President of the S.C. Society)
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (past Deputy President General)
  • American Friends of St. Georges and Descendants of the Knights of the Garter, Windsor Castle (Past President 2014-2020)
  • Saint George Society of New York
  • The Caledonian Club of Charleston
  • The St. Andrews Society
  • Royal Society of St. George, Carolinian Branch (Past President)
  • Military Order of the Stars and Bars
  • New England Historical & Genealogical Society (Member of the Heraldry Committee)
  • College of Arms Foundation, College of Arms, London (Past Secretary)

Chivalric Orders and Honours

  • Knight of Justice, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, bestowed by Elizabeth II, Queen of England; Alliance Orders Liaison, former Regional Chair, Regional Chairs Coordinator and Priory Chapter Member). The Honor bestowed upon me by Her Majesty is most important to me. As members of Hereditary Societies we are blessed with a goodly heritage. We must however remember our obligations to our ancestors to be worthy of representing them. Our memberships are both an honour and obligation. The obligation is to demonstrate that we are worthy.
  • Armiger, The College of Arms London
  • The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: FSA-Scot


  • South Carolina and the Sea- Preserving Freedom 1800-1815: A Naval Chronology.
  • The Charleston Mercury; Multiple articles on South Carolina and regional history
  • Multiple book credits

 Mr. Brandt holds membership in several or organizations including:

  • The Pilgrims of the United States
  • The Charleston Library Society
  • The Washington Light Infantry of Charleston: Major, Meritorious Service Award
  • The Piping and Marching Society of Lower Chalmers Street (Philosophical Society)
  • The Footlight Players, Past President
  • College Preparatory School, Past Board Chairman
  • Middleton Place Hounds, Whipper In
  • State of South Carolina, Old Exchange Building Commission, Past Chairman
  • City of Charleston, Board of Architectural Review, Past Chairman
  • Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, Past Vice President
  • The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Founding Member
  • The Preservation Society of Charleston, Past Treasurer
  • Theta Commission, The Citadel, Kappa Alpha Order, Founding Member

He is a frequent lecturer on South Carolina, Colonial History and Preservation. The Brandts are members of Grace Episcopal Cathedral Charleston and the Church of the Good Shepherd Cashiers, NC where he serves on the Vestry and Chairs the Endowment Board.